Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) this month reached the milestone of having paid over $100 million to Worldstock.com’s artisan suppliers around the world. Worldstock Fair Trade® is one of Overstock.com’s socially responsible stores, found on the Overstock.com online shopping website and at www.worldstock.com. Patrick M. Byrne, Overstock.com chairman and CEO founded Worldstock.com in 2001 after he met a small group of artisans in Cambodia that are land-mine survivors.
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Domestic violence happens 145 times every hour in the U.S. It affects more women than breast cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer combined. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Allstate Foundation has partnered with actress Rosario Dawson for the Purple Purse campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the role finances play in helping survivors break free from violence. In its third year, The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse campaign has pledged to donate up to $350,000 to the YWCA for programs that help domestic violence survivors gain the financial knowledge and resources needed to live independently.
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Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan. Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her first friends—on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back. Learn more about this book http://hmhbooks.com/entangled YA Paranormal
One of the best science fiction books of the year is here, The Soul of the World, book 2 in the series Legends of Amun Ra
The ancient powers lost to Potara have returned. The Brotherhood of the Black Rose rises to bring Thoth into disorder. And, while the Brotherhood reclaims their power, chaos reigns among the survivors. Six individuals have emerged from the aftermath struggling for control over their lives and a divided land. Kem and Shirin, who abolished the five thousand year reign of the Amun Priests, rule from the golden throne of the Oracle’s Chair in the Hall of the Nine. Dio and Axios struggle to piece together a resistance worthy to challenge the ancient magic which resides in the Great Temple of Amun, and Leoros and Atlantia try to remain true to their hearts and their cause despite tragedy.
But when the Book of Breathings is discovered, the path to immortality is revealed. Leoros and Kem race to capture the Soul of the World unaware of the challenges awaiting them. This time, the gods themselves will intervene. A must read, best science fiction books of the year
In a tale where boys become men and girls become women, where treachery and deception are around every corner, and where primeval mysticism finds its way back from the grave, victory is reserved for neither the good nor the evil, but the powerful.
Join the journey to one of the best science fiction books in 2013.
When your childhood has been devastated by your parent’s sadistic abuse, how can you ever forgive them? In A Broken Childhood: Forgiveness Ola’s harrowing story of child abuse continues when she’s sent home to Nigeria. However when Ola escapes, she finds that the hardest battle is still ahead of her. Learn more at http://lydiataiwo.com Non-fiction / Child-abuse
When a five-year-old Ola was sent to live with her parents, she was plunged into a world of violence. Beaten almost daily, and protecting her younger brother and sister, Ola endured sadistic abuse that left her bloody and scarred while somehow trying to find the strength to survive. This is her story. Learn more about this book and author http://lydiataiwo.com Tragic Life Stories – Non-Fiction
Every summer, travelers prepare to hit the road or take to the sky in search of some quality R&R but with all the various pieces that go into planning a trip, a person can end up more stressed out than when they started!
Stephanie Oswald, national travel expert and editor-in-chief of TravelGirl Magazine, is here to save the day! She will discuss everything from how to get the best deals, what items should be on your travel checklist, how to choose the best accommodations, ways to circumvent the latest challenges in summer travel and the latest travel trends.
More than 12,000 cyclers gathered in ten cities across the country in February and early March to raise more than $13.8 million to support rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The events took place at Equinox clubs in New York City; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Greenwich, Connecticut; Miami; Summit, New Jersey; Long Island; and Boston; bringing together a nationwide network of friends, colleagues, caregivers, and cancer survivors to cycle in solidarity in the battle against rare cancers.
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Domestic violence affects 145 women every hour in the U.S. On average, three women die every day as a result. In an effort to spark life-changing, important conversations on domestic violence actress Rosario Dawson has joined forces with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness with the Purple Purse campaign. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Allstate Foundation has pledged to donate up to $175,000 to the YWCA for programs aimed at helping survivors of domestic violence and other women in need.
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Fergie, eight-time Grammy Award winner and global ambassador for the Avon Foundation for Women, was a special guest at the tenth annual Southern California Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara, CA, on September 22-23. The Avon Walk Santa Barbara, the seventh of nine Avon Walks this year, raised more than $4.7 million to advance access to care and breast cancer research.
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